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24 May 2016
Half of millennials (18 – 34 year olds) are more likely to eat out in venues where they are told about where the food on their plate comes from, according to survey results published today.
Read Meat-Free options and ethical standards prove a draw for young UK diners
82% of wildlife rangers have faced death defying duties yet over half feel they don’t have the sufficient equipment, training or support
23 May 2016
Despite battling a global poaching crisis, WWF’s new survey has revealed wildlife rangers feel they lack the necessary equipment, training and support from their governments to protect themselves and many of the world’s most threatened species from poachers. Scores of rangers are injured, and some have died on duty, with six killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and India in the past two months.
Read 82% of wildlife rangers have faced death defying duties yet over half feel they don’t have the sufficient equipment, training or support
18 May 2016
WWF-UK launches a social media campaign encouraging the nation to #GiveAHandToWildlife in support of their favourite wild animals. The campaign invites the public to show their love for our planet’s amazing wildlife by sharing their animal hand art on social media. The concept is part of WWF’s annual fundraising event ‘Wear it Wild’ taking place on Friday 27th May.
Read #GiveAHandToWildlife to support the world’s most endangered species
11 May 2016
WWF last night welcomed a UK Government initiative to include wildlife crime as part of international discussions on tackling corruption. Meeting ahead of the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May, representatives of more than 60 countries met at the Foreign Office today to discuss how to eliminate the corruption that fuels the illegal trade in wildlife.
Read WWF WELCOMES UK-LED DRIVE TO ROOT OUT CORRUPT PRACTICES THAT FUEL INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE TRADE
13 April 2016
38 key businesses, from tuna companies to supermarkets, are joining with WWF to call for better regulation of tuna fishing within the Indian Ocean, in advance of the 20th Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) annual meeting this May.Read Tuna industry calls for 20% cut in Yellowfin catch to prevent stock collapsing
11 April 2016
The number of wild tigers has been revised to 3,890, based on the best available data, said WWF and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) ahead of a major tiger conservation meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to be opened by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Read Global wild tiger population increases, but still a long way to go
01 April 2016
In recent years, demand for unicorns’ spiral horns and loss of their rainbow-spangled habitat have led to a catastrophic fall in numbers of the mythical creature, to the point where these incredible animals now exist only in our imaginations. Read Will you help protect a mystical creature? Adopt a Unicorn today
22 March 2016
WWF researchers are celebrating the first live sighting of a Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan, the Indonesia part of Borneo, since it was thought to be extinct there. This is also the first physical contact with the species in the area for over 40 years and is a major milestone for rhino conservation in Indonesia.
Read WWF announce first contact with Sumatran rhino in over 40 years
19 March 2016
Sir David Attenborough, Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama voted top dinner guests Read Conservation voted flavour of the week in new poll ahead of WWF’s Earth Hour
17 March 2016
Andy Murray, Tim Peake, Aaron Ramsey, Kirsty Gallacher, Raymond Blanc OBE, Alistair McGowan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ceallach Spellman and Flora Shedden among many supporting world’s largest movement for the environment Read Stars come together to inspire millions to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour this Saturday